E-Cigarette Benefits

Every product or activity has pros and cons, and it is no different with e-cigarettes. But the pros and cons have to be compared with something else in order to assess the net benefit or harm. If smoking electronic cigarettes is compared with not smoking at all, then e-cigarettes would cause some harm because there is some nicotine intake. Therefore if you are not a smoker then you should not be lingering near e-cigarettes.

Next we compare the pros and cons of smoking e-cigs with those of real tobacco cigarettes. Both result in the intake of nicotine, which is the addictive product. But in the case of tobacco cigarettes the smoker also inhales smoke and tar. These are the killer products that cause the life threatening diseases. There is no intake of either smoke or tar in the case of e-cigarettes. E-cigarette smokers do inhale a vapor. But that is not smoke and it is not caused as a result of burning paper or tobacco. There is absolutely no question of any tar entering the body from electronic cigarettes.

If you are a tobacco cigarette smoker and want to give up the habit there are two ways of going about it. Health wise the best way is to simply stop smoking. However practically it is a Herculean if not an impossible task. Only a minuscule number of tobacco cigarette smokers are able to kick the habit just like that. Almost all of them have to take the assistance of some kind of nicotine replacement therapy.

It is more or less certain that most people will require nicotine replacement therapy in order to quit tobacco smoking. There are several such alternatives available today. The more common ones are nicotine chewing gum and nicotine patches. There are others like inhalers, tablets, lozenges and sprays. This leads us to one of the most important questions in this segment. What are the pros and cons of e-cigarettes as compared to the other nicotine replacement therapies? Electronic cigarettes are a fairly recent innovation. Though there have been some studies on the comparative success of e-cigs, some of the other therapies, medical practitioners and other professionals have been unable to come to any definite conclusion. Many studies indicate that electronic cigarettes are not worse than any other options. There are some studies that indicate e-cigarettes are better. As of now it is reasonable to assume that if you opt for the electronic cigarette route for cessation of tobacco smoking you cannot be a loser.

But there is one apparent advantage that does not get covered by the above mentioned studies. Addiction to nicotine is one of the major reasons for tobacco cigarette smoking. But for significant proportion of the smokers, especially the ones who have recently started, the perceived style impression associated with smoking is an important factor. There is a perception among the young that they will be more respected by their peers if they smoke. Decades of Hollywood movies and cigarette ads have reinforced this perception, which is still being passed down from generation to generation. Other nicotine replacement therapies do not account for the gratification received through fulfilling this lifestyle. Electronic cigarettes simulate tobacco smoking. Therefore while the smoker is working on cutting down nicotine content, he or she does not lose out on the perceived self-esteem. Many e-cigarette producers offer e-liquids without any nicotine. They come in a variety of fruit flavors that add taste to the process. So even after you have cut down your nicotine to zero, you can still continue with smoking e-cigs in private with your friends or in public. As of now there is no law in most countries that prohibits smoking electronic cigarettes, because these are not classified as tobacco products. In order to cater to this desire, e-cigarette manufacturers design their products like cigarettes, cigars, pipes or in other fancy shapes.

If you ask legislators and social commentators about the harms of electronic cigarettes, the most likely response will be that the industry is not currently regulated. This means that there are no government laws that specify the composition and nicotine content in the e-liquids and no government control inspection agencies verify that the products meet the norms. However, the best e-cigarette manufacturers are engaged in self-regulation.